LeafGuard® Brand gutters from Englert are the number one choice for leaf protection in America. There are many options to choose from when seeking a leaf protection solution for your home. LeafGuard is simply the best. When shopping for a leaf protection system, it is important that you are well informed so you can make the right decision for your home and for your family. To assist you we have developed some frequently asked questions for you to review.
The LeafGuard Brand gutter system uses .032 gauge aluminum, which is approximately 20% thicker than conventional gutters. It is also attached to the fascia board approximately every 2 feet with internal hanging brackets, unlike conventional gutters that are attached with spikes that can come loose.
Englert LeafGuard is a seamless, one-piece aluminum gutter. It will never rust or deteriorate like some galvanized steel gutters.
LeafGuard Gutters are affordable and are a valuable investment in the safety of your home. Contact us for a free, no obligation estimate in NY 716-695-1010 | in PA 814-898-8517.
The Englert LeafGuard gutter system is guaranteed not to clog with leaves, pine needles, or other organic debris as long as you own your home or your installing contractor will clean or repair it for free.
LeafGuard is guaranteed not to be pulled loose from fascia boards as a result of ice formation.
Englert LeafGuard is a seamless gutter that is roll-formed to custom lengths at your home or on the job site by a mobile gutter machine.
The Englert LeafGuard seamless gutter system works well no matter what the pitch of your roof. In fact, the steeper the roof, the better the performance.
The Englert LeafGuard gutter system works great with pine needles, leaves and other organic debris.
In a simulated laboratory test, LeafGuard Brand gutters were able to handle 32 inches of rain per hour – over three times the heavest rainfall ever recorded by the U.S. Weather Bureau. It will catch rainwater; but will NEVER clog.
LeafGuard’s attractive design enhances the look of your home, and comes in a wide variety of colors that compliment your home.
Ice dams form when snow or ice melt on a roof over a heated or partially heated attic space. The melting water that results may re-freeze over an unheated area such as a roof overhang. This re- frozen water can create a blockage or dam, forcing additional melt water to back up under shingles or re-freeze on colder surfaces like overhangs, gutters and gutter covers, causing leaks or icicles.
Several factors contribute to the forming of ice dams on a roof. The primary cause however is poor attic insulation and ventilation. This causes ice and snow to melt as a result of heat radiating from underneath the roof and then freezing again once the run-off water reaches a colder surface area i.e. an overhang, a gutter cover or a leaf protection system. This process can lead to the forming of icicles on these surfaces. To learn more about what causes ice dams and icicles you can visit the Energy Star website at: http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm? c=home_solutions.hm_improvement_icedams Or you can read the University of Minnesota study and report on ice dams at: http://www.extension.umn.edu/distribution/housingandclothing/DK1068.html
LeafGuard will neither prevent nor cause the ice dams that can create icicles. However, LeafGuard’s patented one piece hooded system does eliminate the possibility of ice accumulation that can occur inside regular gutters, causing gutter hangers to loosen and gutters to break away from the house. No gutter protection system will effectively eliminate ice dams or prevent icicles from forming.
We offer a special heat tape solution to help with ice dam issues. Contact us for a free, no obligation estimate in NY 716-695-1010 | in PA 814-898-8517.
Several suggestions can lead to minimizing or eliminating the possibility of ice dams and icicles. First of which, is to insure that your house has proper roof ventilation and insulation. If warm air is escaping from inside your home and heating your roof, there is a very good chance that ice dams and icicles may form. Second, there are a variety of products such as heating cables designed to minimize the forming of icicles. We recommend that you educate yourself on the various heating options available and then choose a reputable electrician and contractor to install the product you select.